Monday, 26 April 2010

Surprizingly Stunning!

I have never being a big fan of celebrity perfumes. I think I have only ever owned two, Kate from Kate Moss and Intimately from the Beckhams. Ooh actually, I think there are two versions of Intimately. I love both.
Admittedly I have gone through more then one bottle of the Moss one and I adore the Beckham ones so much but they are lonely celebrity ones surrounded by Givenchy, Gucci, Elizabeth Arden, Valentino and Ralph Lauren. So how did I come to Stunning? Well I love the scent of Soap and Glory especially the pink glimmer spray. I have blogged before, about how I would encase myself in body lotion and then spray the Soap and Glory glimmer to get the scent instead of wearing fragrance. I think it was on You Tube, somebody reviewed the Soap and Glory products and said that they smelt like Miss Dior Cherie. Of course, being the Soap and Glory and Perfume fanatic that I am, Miss Dior Cherie went straight on to my wish list but fell in to a more expensive bracket so when I heard Lollipop26 and others rave about what a dupe Stunning was for Miss Dior Cherie, I decided to take a short cut and yay, what a great idea!
I can not compare this gorgeous, fresh, sweet and actually surprisingly 'innocent' (when you consider the celebrity endorsement) scent to Miss Dior Cherie because I have never used it but it does smell just like the best Soap and Glory products. I really do love this so much and have worn it at some point every day this week. It has shoved me out of my perfume stalemate and reminded me not to judge a perfume solely on it's branding or packaging.
Testament to this, is Fantasy. Another recommendation from Lollipop26. Of course, I have been aware of all the Britney Spear branded perfumes but I've never even been tempted to test them because I really do not like the werid alien-ship tacky bottles. And what are the strange 3d spots that stick out all about? However for about £12, I decided to give it a chance and actually I really like the Fantasy scent. At the moment, I prefer Stunning just because it is not quite as dark or maybe as musky as Fantasy. The novelty of the new season (and the sunshine)has not yet worn off so I am currently embracing all things sweet and fresh but as soon as Spring becomes boring, I think Fantasy will be one of the first perfumes I turn to.
Stunning is not that expensive. It cost me about £14 in Superdrug last week. I know tastes differs but if you are looking for a new scent and want something easy to wear and quite girlie then it might be worth giving this gorgeous scent a shot? I find it hard to imagine anybody really detesting it.
I adore perfume but this year, have been disillisioned and almost disappointed by some the scents I have collected. I feel like Stunning and Fantasy have revived my love for all things scent-iful again so do any of you have any perfume likeys to share with me?

Ready, set and twinkle!

Last week, I posted on Wordpress about a new beauty routine I was going to try. I will very soon be revealing the results so here is more or less a copy of that post for those who might want to catch up!:)
I like the idea of white, white teeth. Somehow it takes me a little closer to the glamour of Old Hollywood, the Oscars and well, perfection.
When I think how many lippies I have brought trying to make my lips the 'right' colour and then, how many months (years!) I spent as a teenager having dental treatment and braces so that my teeth could be straight then I really had no other choice but to pick up, Rapid white.

They are offering me white(r) teeth in ONE week and at £7.99! I'm guessing the results will last a little longer then a lippie. I think some of the Crest products promise lasting results for 18 months. If Rapid white works even for six then I believe, it is a bargain!
Rapid white claim that in seven days, your teeth could become whiter by up to four shades if you use the system twice a day. There is a little whiteness guide included in the system so you can keep an eye on the progress of your pearlies.
Previous to this, I have only used one other type of whitening treatment and this was a Pearl Drops special tooth polish. I used that last year to prepare for my sister's wedding and I felt happy with the results but I think it took a little longer then a week to get results and well, what can I say?! If I achieve anything with my week off then it will be white teeth. The rapid results of the Rapid white system along with price was certainly one of the reasons that I chose this system. Even if I'd ordered the renowned Crest Whitestrips to use, I would have had to wait for them to arrive after ordering online since they are not available in the shops and then a lot of reviews seem to suggest two weeks application before an effect can be clearly seen.
Rapid white works a little bit differently to the Crest Whitestrips and the Pearl Drops.
I recieved two standard plates which are moulded by the consumer (with boiling water) to fit their teeth. Instructions are included but it took me a couple of goes. No wonder Blue Peter never called me back . . !
To actually whiten the teeth, the system uses three products. A whitening accelerator which comes in the form of a pen which is painted on to your teeth before the plates are applied.
Before these plates are placed in to the mouth, they are filled with whitening gel. Once the plates are sitting in the mouth, this should mix with the accelerator and ta dah, whitening should occur.
The plates are meant to be left in like this for five to ten minutes. After removing the plates, the teeth are to be brushed with the third product in the system, the whitening toothpaste.
All of this needs to be done twice a day and then after seven days, the system should have worked and the pearlies should be twinkling. Yay!
So let the challenge begin. I took some photos of my teeth before I used the system and next week, I will take some more pics and hopefully, we can spot a difference. Fingers crossed!

What do you think, do these systems work? What have you used? Did you get results? Did they last?


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Well, hello!

Well, hello to you all.
This is my very first post on Blogspot. I'm on a mission to make a bit more of myself. Some of you may already be aware of my mission as until now, I have been recording it on Wordpress,
Apparently moving is one of the hardest things we ever do and although I'm sure that the wise person, who decided this, was not referring to blogs. Nevertheless, I have thought very carefully about moving from Wordpress. was where my mission started but it was also very lonely so here I am. I've decided that Blogger and Blogspot is where it is at. I was hoping that I would able to bring my posts with me but as of yet, I have been unable to export (next year's mission might have to be computers, eurgh!) so unable to let them go, I have left them alive at and I may in fact even keep the two blogs parallel for a while.
Take a peek at some of my wordpress posts if you want to get to know me or my mission better. I have over eighty posts over there covering everything from a two toned lip trend to a Revlon PhotoReady review to a Morrocan Oil one, teeth whitening (my latest) and so much more.
Anyway, I just want to take the time to thank you for reading my very first Blogspot post. Yayyy!
I hope you stay with me and I hope that the few but very fabulous followers I had at Wordpress will follow me too. I have met some real darlings over there. As scary as it is, it is quite exciting moving too.
A bit like a hair cut, I guess!


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